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20 Bible Verses about Wealth

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Luke 16:11

If then you have not been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true [riches]?

Jeremiah 49:4

Why do you boast in [your] valleys? Your valleys [are] ebbing. O unfaithful daughter, who trusted in her treasures, [who said], 'Who will come against me?'

Luke 12:16-21

And he told a parable to them, saying, "The land of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. And he reasoned to himself, saying, 'What should I do? For I do not have anywhere I can gather in my crops.' And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and I will gather in there all my grain and possessions.read more.
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many possessions stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, celebrate!" ' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?' So [is] the one who stores up treasure for himself, and who is not rich toward God!"

Luke 16:19-31

"Now a certain man was rich, and dressed [in] purple cloth and fine linen, feasting sumptuously every day. And a certain poor man {named} Lazarus, covered with sores, lay at his gate, and was longing to be filled with what fell from the table of the rich man. But even the dogs came [and] licked his sores.read more.
Now it happened that the poor man died, and he was carried away by the angels to {Abraham's side}. And the rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes [as he] was in torment [and] saw Abraham from a distance, and Lazarus {at his side}. And he called out [and] said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he could dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am suffering pain in this flame!' But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that you received your good [things] during your life, and Lazarus likewise bad [things]. But now he is comforted here, but you are suffering pain. And in [addition to] all these [things], a great chasm has been established between us and you, so that those who want to cross over from here to you are not able [to do so], nor can they cross over from there to us.' So he said, 'Then I ask you, father, that you send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he could warn them, in order that they also should not come to this place of torment!' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they must listen to them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent!' But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone rises from the dead.'"

Job 27:16

If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay,

Job 27:17

he makes [it] ready, and [the] righteous will wear [it], and [the] innocent will divide [the] silver.

Psalm 39:6

Surely a man walks about as a [mere] {shadow}; surely in vain they bustle about. He heaps up [possessions] but does not know who [will] gather them [in].

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Ezekiel 28:4

By your wisdom and by your understanding you have gained for yourself wealth, and you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.

James 5:3

Your gold and silver have become corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you, and it will consume your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasure in the last days.

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Babylon » Remarkable for » Wealth

Jeremiah 50:37

A sword against his horses, and against his chariots, and against all the foreign troops who [are] in the midst of her, so that they may become as women. A sword against her treasures, so that they may be plundered.

Jeremiah 51:13

[O you who] live by mighty waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, {the measure of your life}.

Egypt » Celebrated for » Wealth

Mammon » Wealth

Luke 16:13

No domestic slave is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and money."

Luke 16:11

If then you have not been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true [riches]?

Wealth » Accumulation of » The accumulation of, disappointing

Job 27:16-17

If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay, he makes [it] ready, and [the] righteous will wear [it], and [the] innocent will divide [the] silver.

Psalm 39:6

Surely a man walks about as a [mere] {shadow}; surely in vain they bustle about. He heaps up [possessions] but does not know who [will] gather them [in].

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Ezekiel 28:4

By your wisdom and by your understanding you have gained for yourself wealth, and you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.

More verses: Luke 12:21 James 5:3

Wealth » The lord being the maker of the wealthy

Job 1:20-21

Then Job arose and tore his outer garment and shaved his head; {then} he fell upon the ground and he worshiped. Then he said, "Naked I came out from my mother's womb, and naked I will return there. Yahweh gives, and Yahweh takes. Let Yahweh's name be blessed."

1 Chronicles 29:11-12

To you, O Yahweh, [is] the greatness and the power and the splendor and the glory and the strength, for everything in the heavens and in the earth. Yours, O Yahweh, [is] the kingdom and exaltation over all as head! And wealth and glory [are] from you, and you rule over all. And in your hand [is] power and might. And in your hand [is power] to make great and to give strength to all.

Job 34:12-19

What's more, God truly does not act wickedly, and Shaddai does not pervert justice. Who gave him charge [over the] earth? Or who laid on [him] [the] whole world? If he should set his heart to it, and he should gather his spirit and his breath to himself, read more.
all flesh would perish together, and humankind would return to dust. "But if [you have] understanding, hear this; listen to {what I say}. Shall [he who] hates justice really govern? Or will you declare [the] Righteous One, the Mighty, guilty?-- the one who says to a king, 'You worthless man,' to noblemen, 'You wicked man,' who {shows no partiality to officials} and [who] {does not take note of the noble more than of the insignificant}, for all of them [are] the work of his hands?

More verses: Deuteronomy 8:17-18

Wealth » What is better than monetary riches

Wealth » Those that trust in wealth

Psalm 52:1-7

Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}. Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit. You love evil more than good, a lie more than speaking {what is right}. Selah read more.
You love all devouring words, O deceitful tongue, but God will pull you down forever. He will snatch you and tear you away from [your] tent, and [he] will uproot you from [the] land of [the] living. Selah And [the] righteous will see and fear, and will laugh at him, [saying], "Look, the man [who] would not make God his refuge, but he trusted in the greatness of his wealth; he took refuge in his destructiveness."

Matthew 19:23-26

And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I say to you that with difficulty a rich person will enter into the kingdom of heaven! And again I say to you, it is easier [for] a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich person into the kingdom of God." So [when] the disciples heard [this], they were extremely amazed, saying, "Then who can be saved?" read more.
But Jesus looked at [them] [and] said to them, "With human beings this is impossible, but with God all [things] [are] possible."

Mark 10:23-27

And Jesus looked around [and] said to his disciples, "How {difficult it is for} those who possess wealth to enter into the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were astounded at his words. But Jesus answered [and] said to them again, "Children, how difficult it is to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier [for] a camel to go through the eye of a needle than [for] a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God." read more.
And they were very astounded, saying to one another, "And who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them [and] said, "With human beings [it is] impossible, but not with God. For all [things] [are] possible with God."

Luke 18:24-27

And Jesus took notice of him [and] said, "How {difficult it is for} those who possess wealth to enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier [for] a camel to go through the eye of a needle than [for] a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God. So those who heard [this] said, "And who can be saved?" read more.
But he said, "[What is] impossible with men is possible with God."

More verses: Psalm 49:6-20

Wealth » Those that acquire riches unjustly

Habakkuk 2:6-17

Shall not all of these take up a taunt against him, with ridicule and riddles against him, saying, 'Woe to him who heaps up what is not his'? [For] how long? And, '[Woe to him] who makes himself heavy with pledges'? Will not your creditors suddenly rise up and awaken those who make you tremble? Then you shall be as plunder for them. Because you plundered many nations, all the remaining nations will plunder you on account of the blood of humanity and violence [against the] land, [and against] cities and all who live in them. read more.
Woe to [him who] obtains profit [from] evil gain for his house, to set his nest on high, to be saved from the hand of misfortune! You have plotted shame for your house, cutting off many peoples and sinning against your life. For the stone will cry out from the wall, and [the] plaster from [the] wood will answer it. Woe to [him who] builds a city by bloodguilt, and [who] founds a city by wickedness! Look! [Is it] not from Yahweh of hosts that people labor for mere fire, and nations exhaust themselves for mere vanity? For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh, like the waters covering the sea. Woe to [him who] gives a drink to his neighbors, pouring out your wrath and also making [them] drunk in order to see their nakedness! You will be sated with shame rather than glory. Drink also yourself, and expose yourself! The cup of the right hand of Yahweh will come around upon you and disgrace upon your glory. For [the] violence of Lebanon will cover you, and [the] destruction of wild animals will shatter them on account of the blood of humanity, and [the] violence [against the] land, [against] a city and all the inhabitants in it.

Wealth » What makes you rich

Wealth » Treasures of wickedness

Micah 6:10-12

Is there any longer a man [in] the house of the wicked treasures of wickedness, and the ephah of scarcity [which is] accursed? Shall I regard as pure [the one] with scales of wickedness, and with a bag of deceitful weights? Because her rich are full of violence, and her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue [is] deceitful in their mouth.

Wealth » Those that love wealth

Wealth » Who shall have wealth

Psalm 112:1-3

Praise Yah! Blessed [is the] man [who] fears Yahweh; he takes great delight in his commands. His {descendants} will be mighty in the land; [the] generation of [the] upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches [are] in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Proverbs 8:12-21

I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear of Yahweh [is] hatred of evil, pride, and arrogance and an evil way. And I hate a mouth of perversity. {Advice and sound judgment} are mine; I am understanding, {strength is mine}. read more.
By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness. By me rulers rule, and nobles--all judges of righteousness. I love {those who love me}, and those who seek me diligently shall find me. Fortune and glory [are] with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even refined gold, and my yield than choice silver. In the way of righteousness I walk, in the midst of paths of justice, [in order] to endow those who love me [with] wealth, and I will fill their treasuries.

Wealth » Where riches will not profit

Zephaniah 1:18

Moreover, their silver and their gold will not be able to save them on the day of the wrath of Yahweh. And in the fire of his zeal, the whole land shall be consumed, for a terrifying end he shall make [for] all the inhabitants of the land.

Wealth » What the rich should not do

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says Yahweh, "[The] wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, [the] wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Wealth » Accumulation of » Select readings

Luke 12:16-21

And he told a parable to them, saying, "The land of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. And he reasoned to himself, saying, 'What should I do? For I do not have anywhere I can gather in my crops.' And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and I will gather in there all my grain and possessions. read more.
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many possessions stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, celebrate!" ' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?' So [is] the one who stores up treasure for himself, and who is not rich toward God!"

Luke 16:19-31

"Now a certain man was rich, and dressed [in] purple cloth and fine linen, feasting sumptuously every day. And a certain poor man {named} Lazarus, covered with sores, lay at his gate, and was longing to be filled with what fell from the table of the rich man. But even the dogs came [and] licked his sores. read more.
Now it happened that the poor man died, and he was carried away by the angels to {Abraham's side}. And the rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes [as he] was in torment [and] saw Abraham from a distance, and Lazarus {at his side}. And he called out [and] said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he could dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am suffering pain in this flame!' But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that you received your good [things] during your life, and Lazarus likewise bad [things]. But now he is comforted here, but you are suffering pain. And in [addition to] all these [things], a great chasm has been established between us and you, so that those who want to cross over from here to you are not able [to do so], nor can they cross over from there to us.' So he said, 'Then I ask you, father, that you send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he could warn them, in order that they also should not come to this place of torment!' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they must listen to them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent!' But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone rises from the dead.'"

Wealth » What cannot be purchased with money

Acts 8:20

But Peter said to him, "May your silver {be destroyed along with you}, because you thought {you could acquire} the gift of God by means of money!

Psalm 49:6-10

those who trust their wealth and boast about the abundance of their riches? Surely a man cannot redeem a brother. He cannot give to God his ransom (since the redemption price for their life is costly and it always fails), read more.
so that he may stay alive forever [and] not see the pit. For he sees [that] the wise die, together [with the] fool and brute they perish, and leave their wealth to the next [generation].

Wealth » Riches disappearing

Proverbs 27:23-24

You will surely know the {condition} of your flock; your heart attends to the herds. For riches [are] not forever, nor a crown for generation [after] generation.

Wealth » What wealth does

Wealth » Those that rush to be rich

Wealth » What the rich should do

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Command those [who are] rich in this present age not to be proud and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in God, who provides us all [things] richly for enjoyment, to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, sharing freely, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the future, in order that they may take hold of [what is] truly life.

Wealth » What money is

Wealth » The wealth of the sinner

Wealth » Who shall not be rich

Wealth » Who retains riches

Wealth » The love of money

Wealth » House and riches

Wealth » Wealth gotten by vanity

Wealth » A man’s life not consisting in wealth

Luke 12:13-15

Now someone from the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me!" But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?" And he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourselves from all greediness, because not [even] when someone has an abundance {does} his life [consist] of his possessions."

Wealth » The acquisition of treasures by lying

Wealth » Not laboring to be rich

Wealth » The riches of the lord

Wealth » Not setting your heart upon riches

Topics on Wealth

God Gives Wealth

1;43;23

And he said, "Peace to you; do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father must have given you a treasure in your sacks; your money came to me." And he brought Simeon out to them.

Growth In Wealth

20;11;24

There is one who gives yet {grows richer}, but he who withholds {what is right} only [finds] need.

Right Use Of Wealth

20;3;9

Honor Yahweh from your substance, and from the firstfruits of all that will come to you,

Transient Wealth

20;23;5

Your eyes will {alight} on it, but there is nothing [to] it, for suddenly it will make for itself wings like an eagle and it will be exhausted [in] the heavens.

Wealth And Prosperity

20;8;18

Fortune and glory [are] with me, enduring wealth and righteousness.

Wisdom Gives Wealth

20;3;16

Length of days [is] in her right hand; in her left hand [are] riches and honor.